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MEdIES in the GAP Partner Network 1

Neroupoli, the Greek water-city

MARLISCO exhibition


First World Non-Formal Education Forum
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MARLISCO: MARine Litter in Europe Seas: Social AwarenesS and CO-Responsibility


MIO-ECSDE has been Partner to the project entitled MARLISCO: MARine Litter in Europe Seas: Social AwarenesS and CO-Responsibility

Duration: 01/06/2012 - 31/05/2015

Description: Marine environments are central to human well-being, but they are also extensively threatened by our activities. The MARLISCO project seeks to raise societal awareness of both the problems and the potential solutions relating to a key issue threatening marine habitats worldwide; the accumulation of marine litter. A major objective of this project is to understand and subsequently facilitate societal engagement in order to inspire changes in attitudes and behaviour. This project is a Mobilisation and Mutual Learning Action Plan with the aim of providing a series of mechanisms to engage key stakeholders with an interest in, or responsibility for, some aspect of reducing the quantity of litter entering the ocean. These will include:

  • industrial sectors;
  • users of coastal and marine waters;
  • the waste management and recycling sectors;
  • Regional Sea Commissions and EU representatives;
  • local municipalities;
  • citizens groups, environmental NGOs, school children and the general public;
  • social and natural scientists.

MARLISCO recognises the need for a concerted approach to encourage co-responsibility through a joint dialogue between the many players. This was achieved by organising activities across 15 European countries, including national debates, a European video contest for school students, educational activities targeting the younger generation together with exhibitions to raise awareness in the wider public. MARLISCO makes use of innovative multimedia to reach the widest possible audience, in the most effective manner.

The project will develop and evaluate an approach that can be used to address the problems associated with marine litter and which can also be applied more widely to other societal challenges where there are substantial benefits to be achieved through better integration among researchers, stakeholders and society.

Keywords: Beach litter and cleansing, beach management stakeholders, public participation, pollution

The project was lead by PROVINCIA DI TERAMO, while MIO-ECSDE thhrough MEdIES coordinated its educational component in a partnership of 20 partner

Budget: 4.119.360 EURO


Download the MARLISCO poster in PDF

Read more on the related activities of MIO-ECSDE & MEdIES that take place in Greece within the project in  ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Read more on the related activities of MIO-ECSDE & MEdIES that take place in Greece within the project in GREEK LANGUAGE


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